Our industry consists of amazing, skilled, hard working, collaborative event professionals.
The photo above was taken during our annual conference in 2021 as we emerged from the pandemic lockdown.
An exercise showcased that there was over 1,600 years of event experience in the room.
The challenges surrounding talent and recruitment within the events industry has been magnified by the pandemic; many people previously working in the events industry had no choice but to find alternative employment resulting in the loss of highly skilled and experienced talent.
As the industry thrives once more there is a visible shortage of quality talent. It is vital that we protect our industry by nurturing and providing opportunity for future event professionals.
AEV and our members provided a wealth of support to university event management students during isolation and momentum has built with a number of universities using AEV as a portal to reach those professionals within our industry.
As an education establishment with event management courses, we invite you to use us as the conduit between our members and your students through our Academic Associate status.